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[SlideDeck2 id=616418]For some, crossing the state on horseback might inspire visions of early settlers in the 1800s. One look at the modern-day outfit three Kentucky women recently put together for such a journey, however,... more

Oct 3, 2014 4:57 PM Arts & Culture

The gorilla had a serious gastrointestinal illness, but she refused to take the medicine she needed. Desperate, her trainer in Kansas called Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital’s Pharmacy. Could the compounding pharmacists there somehow... more

Oct 10, 2012 3:33 PM Business

As you may have heard, the council’s Planning & Public Works Committee recently discussed a proposal by Councilmember Steve Kay to allow residents to keep certain farm animals within... more

Aug 23, 2012 12:48 PM Arts & Culture

I'm sure that most everyone has heard about the recent increase in rabid animals in central Kentucky. This summer rabies has been confirmed in two bats found in downtown Lexington and three skunks in Nicholasville. As of July 11, there... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:42 PM Community

Earlier this year I described several current animal abuse cases in the Bluegrass. Fortunately, our legislators have finally listened to the public outcry. OnApril 28, 2008, Gov. Beshear signed Romeo's Law, which makes dog or... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:42 PM Community

I have been struck recently by the alarming number of incidents involving animal abuse or neglect. Here in the horse capital of the world these cases, while sure to stir public sentiment, are almost equally certain to raise little, if... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:41 PM Business

Pets, especially dogs and cats, are susceptible to many of the same medical conditions that afflict humans. Advances in diagnosis and treatment are directly related to funds available to fuel research. Unfortunately, pharmaceutical companies... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:41 PM Community

For most pets, the family veterinarian is the only doctor they will need for their entire lives. But, for some pets, their cases, and sometimes their lives are dependent on the knowledge of a veterinary specialist.It has been... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:41 PM Community

With the arrival of winter most of us are preparing our homes and yards for cold weather. Covering the grill, disconnecting the water hose, and sealing drafty windows are but a few of the tasks we undertake to winterize our homes. Just... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:39 PM Community

The holiday season is the time of year when I set about telling people not to give pets as presents. This year, I'm making a small exception. I'll get to that in a minute. Of course, all the old rules still apply: No surprise gifts to... more

Mar 2, 2012 5:39 PM Community